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as the villianous j.r. ewing. >> and you drove cliff to attempt suicide. >> how was i to know he was going to do a dumb thing like that? >> reporter: wn j.r. was shot by an unknown assailant, it was the most famous cliffhangers in tv history, watched by 300 million people from all over the world. hagman never expected the show to endure. >> i just started this show doing six shows. i never thought i'd do 300. >> reporter: in fact, the "dallas" franchise was so successful, the series was recently reprised. the u.s. network tnt brought it back with a new generation of ewings and hagman came back, too, returning as j.r. once again. critics say he was the best thing about "dallas." but explaining the character's appeal, hagman once said the time is right for a real bad guy and i'm it. >> have a good day, master. >> i'm going to have a wonderful day. >> reporter: it was a good guy who larry hagman blasted into people's living rooms playing astronaut tony nelson on "i dream of jeannie." the show was a hit in the 1960s and is still popular in syndication. even as a kid, hagman orbited in showbiz as the
, remembering very fondly. he created one of television's most iconic characters j.r. ewing on the longtime drama "dallas." a rather nasty guy that people loved to hate. before that, he played a nice guy, captain tony nelson on "i dream of jeannie." he appeared here on "today" last june, and we'll have a look back at his life and career next. >> a legend, absolutely. >>> it is the day after black friday and people were going crazy hunting for bargains, so as you do your shopping this weekend, we'll reveal some ingenious tricks retailers use to get you to spend more and more of your hard-earned cash. >>> speaking of shopping, today is small business saturday. a day for you to support the local mom and pop shops in your town. you can do it every day, of course. something very important to new york city mayor michael bloomberg, who will join us to talk about it in our next half hour. >>> then an unusual punishment for a convicted killer in oklahoma. a teenager was sentenced to spend ten years in church after pleading guilty to manslaughter. the ruling has sparked a legal dispute and we'll hear
in dallas. >> who shot j.r.? one of the greatest cliff hangers in tv history. larry hagman played j.r. ewing on the landmark primetime soap opera, dallas. >> don't come in the closer. >> he was the con knifing elder son and businessman that everyone loved to hate. >> i'm going to bring bobby down. i'm going to cut him out if i have to destroy ewing oil to do it. >> hagman is the only cast member to appear in all 35 episodes from 1978 to 1991. >> what are you doing here? >> just this year hagman reprized his signature role. >> i just came by congratulate yaw. tnt launched its own version of dallas. at one time hagman was auctioning off some memorabilia. >> you have more hats up for auction than most women have shoes. >> atthe people know you collect hats, they send you halts from all over the world. >> hagman was was a self-confessed heavy drinker and smoker. he needed a liver transplant and then worked for the great american smokeout. >> i know that -- they call me and say, hey ex-stopped smoking because i sow you. >> come on, jeanie. >> did you say something, master? >> being barbara eden's
-known as playing scheming oil man j.r. ewing on a dallas." exterior of the ranch stood in for the ewing home. larry hagman was a texas native. he died in dallas, surrounded by his fav. >>> in the south bay, firefighters raised money for a cause that is close to their hearts. >> thank you. happy holidays! >> every year the fill the boots campaign raises money for the san josi firefighters burn foundation. the fund was originally set up to help injured firefighters, but with improvements to firefighters safety, organizers say it grown to include young burn victims as well. >> we do an annual kids burn camp so kids with visible scars can be with kids like them. >> the volunteers expected to raise up to $6,000 for the burn foundation. >>> late word of a fire in bangladesh that has claimed at least a hundred lives. >> plus, outrage is growing in egypt, the police alliance being formed ahead of dualing protests set for next week. >>> plus, take a look at. this there he goes. the camel on the lam and the chaos that ensued after the animal made its escape . >>> outrage is twoing in egypt tonight offer
of course as the villain j.r. ewing on his star with dallas. lost his battle with cancer dallas hospital. linda gray had this to say on the star's passing. larry hagman was my best friend for 35 years. he brought joy to everyone he knew. i will miss him enor muresly. >> she was at his side. >> he he was apparently surrounded by family and friends. >> hagman was the son of mary martin. he was also known for his role as major tony nelson in i dream of jeanne, of course, he was 81 years old. >> he never became hollywood. larry hagman remained dallas. he was from fort worth and he always will stand for dallas. what a legend. love that guy. >> check in with rick reichmuth and see what our weekend first alert forecast looks like. >> looking good. you worry about thanksgiving weekend for travelers getting home and maybe another storm at the end of it we made through the entire thing scot-free. it's cold. 13 degrees in minneapolis. the tenks have dropped off from where you were on wednesday. aside from that, no big storms. cold front eastern seaboard. behind it a ton of sunshine. there will be a
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